The trip was extended through most of Saturday because, while the kids were swimming in the hotel pool after the morning game, the wife and I were able to sit on our room's balconey overlooking the St. Lawrence River / Seaway, enjoy a libation and bask in the warmth of a blue-sky 70F degree afternoon. The sojurn was made even more enjoyable with the knowledge that, by the same time Sunday, there would most likely be 2 feet of snow on the ground.
After leaving the hotel we walked arond the town's main street whick looks remarkedly like it did in the 40s and 50s - my kinda a place. I suspect the reason for that situation is that the town is a distinctly (upper) middle-class destination (although very expensive watercraft are to be found at the various docks during the summer /early fall seasons). Off season, the town rolls up the sidewalks and most retail shops / restaurants / bars close down making it a very quiet place.
AN ASIDE - most small villages and towns here about have attached to their WELCOME signs a smaller sign noting that zoning ordinances, parking restrictions and the like are in effect. A telling sign regarding the town's summer season character attached to the Alexandria Bay WELCOME sign states quite, OPEN CONTAINER LAW STRICTLY ENFORCED.